Arthur (PG-13)


Who, exactly, other than Russell Brand’s agent, was clamoring for a remake of Arthur, the 1981 rom-com about a spoiled, drunken playboy millionaire? This glossy, bland update is inoffensive enough—and elevated by a wonderful Helen Mirren in the role that won John Gielgud an Oscar—but Brand’s brash charm is nowhere to be found; his Arthur is so innocent and developmentally arrested that he might as well be starring in a remake of Big.

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Sucker Punch (PG-13)

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Sucker Punch (PG-13)

Only the rarest of movies is given a title that perfectly encapsulates the experience of watching it, but sitting through Sucker Punch, a ludicrous fantasy from 300 director Zack Snyder involving underage prostitutes fighting droids and dragons, really is like being attacked and beaten without any means of defending yourself. While you’re not busy looking for the nearest exit, you can ruminate on how decent actors such as Carla Gugino, Abbie Cornish and Jon Hamm wound up in this mess.



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